@Karpadm76 my mother got 200 lbs. I nearly peed my pants laughing. She had to go around the back of our rural post office. The postal worker was not amused poor guy. She got 160 lbs one day and then when she went back the next day, she got another 40 more. I have laughed myself stupid over this.
i sent a pastadrop to my sister in law.
100 pounds of lovely spaghetti…
i got a text from her “have you heard of this company called pastadrop?” i responded , and she asked if i sent it. (we’d addressed it to their dog, from our dog.)
“is there a note in the box?”
no, they didn’t see a note–they
REFUSED THE PACKAGE.
THEY REFUSED THE PACKAGE.
apparently, they’re involved in a dispute with some shipping company, they were very suspicious (???) and and…REFUSED the package. seriously. sent it back.
i’m totally bummed.
no idea what happens next. i’d be happy to donate the pasta, or to have the pasta (we only got 10 pounds on our penne drop) but we’re on the other side of the country and obviously don’t expect meh to ship it to us after this. i’m very disappointed. luckily, we sent some to other friends. hopefully they’ll enjoy theirs, and not send it back. sigh.
100 lbs of Penne Rigate just arrived at my friend’s house today! She’s baffled- I’m not sure how to reveal myself yet. But I guess if she reads this board she can discover it here. If you’re reading this, Amanda, it was me, I’m so sorry to have cursed you!
@binkybear Just luck of the draw. If someone gets 40 or 100 lbs, someone else got shorted. That just happened to be you this time. Know that you helped make someone else enjoy a bounty of pasta. Not everyone gets to be a winner.
@mike808 very true. My drop was when it was a complete unknown how much pasta you would get, I figured it was just a glitch in the system. Since 20 lb boxes were on the other mediocre sites, I figured they were selling the same boxes. If I had known it was even a possibility that it was a crushed10 lb, I would have passed. That’s what happens when you make an assumption, so my fault, no biggie.
I’m waiting on one item each from Mediocritee, MorningSave so that accounts for 2 boxes.
That leaves 6 in shipment. Surely not 6 boxes of Penne? Has anyone received over 100lbs yet? Lol… I’m flabbergasted. My wife is going to kill me. She was mildly bemused at 40lbs but I think this may be the end of me.
I’m guessing I hit the jackpot and my wife is getting 100lbs of Penne. 5 boxes not 6… So what is the mysterious extra box. A Spaghettini straggler?
Anyone else with a mysterious extra box? Are they sending out random extras?
The only other explanation would be one box is SideDeals but that isn’t showing as shipped yet. It wouldn’t show up on Informed delivery before it ships would it?
Maybe I can get my wife to trade some Penne with the victim I sent Spaghetti to if they get extra spaghetti.
@chuegen not showing for me either. I wonder if meh requested weights not be available once they learnt we figured out how to get them so that we can’t tell ahead of time how much we’re getting.
On a more positive note, I can’t check the weight of the most recent shipment I sent my victim, but it’s moving fast. It shipped earlier this week and has already made it to Atlanta. That’s fast. They usually sit in Texas for one to two weeks.
It’s given a predicted delivery date of Tuesday… And it might actually make that date based on its movement so far.
A package arriving in just over two weeks from when I ordered it is pretty impressive for mercatalyst. Often they’re only just shipping it two weeks after order placed…
@OnionSoup@RonLennon I mean at minimum $8 to ship 10 pounds of pasta is probably what you’d get charged at the post office. At best, $8 to ship 100 pounds is a steal. Granted their shipping speed is awful, like 2-3 weeks awful.
But to be honest even if you’re not interested in signing up for anything recurring why not just sign up for the membership and immediently cancel? You won’t get to keep the benefits for the rest of the month but you won’t have to worry about cancelling in 30 days.
@kevinrs Just luck of the draw. If someone gets 40 or 100 lbs, someone else got shorted. That just happened to be you this time. Know that you helped make someone else enjoy a bounty of pasta. Not everyone gets to be a winner.
@mike808 100 lbs is beyond ridiculous though, and if they’d made those 50 instead, each one could have been 5 10 lb orders changed to 20. Though a few are fine with 10 lb orders, I’m sure nearly everyone who got one isn’t ordering any more.
Surprised my roommate with a 20 pound collection of penne, but their real favorite is spaghetti and we’ve habitually demolished pretty much any amount, so we’ll see how this one goes. Every ten pounds will probably last a week at best.
It’s not new normal for Newgistics / Pitney Bowes. It’s just normal. They’ve always been this bad. No words can describe their performance, it’s like one of those sounds you simply can’t hear or speak…